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Who Will Write The First "Osama Is Dead" Hit Song?

Now that more details are starting to emerge about Sunday's Navy SEAL helicopter raid that resulted in the death of Osama Bin Laden and several members of the al-Qaeda jefe's entourage - especially how the months-long planning and 40-minute firefight was planned in total secrecy, and executed without any of the U.S. squadron coming away with so much as a scratch - the general consensus, for better or worse, seems to be that was pretty fuckin' cool.

Although it could be years before the inevitable movie and video game based on Sunday's events are released, the cycle of pop music works a lot faster. Rocks Off predicts a song celebrating Bin Laden's demise will be on the charts by high summer; the only question is who gets there first.

Luckily, we get paid to think about this sort of thing, so here is a list of 10 likely - or not-so-likely - candidates.

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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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